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Gainsville Times: Fla., Ga. again attacking each other in water wars

October 15, 2014
Both Florida and Georgia are again firing shots at each other in a 1-year-old water wars case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In briefs filed last week, the states responded to U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli’s Sept. 18 recommendation that justices reject the suit until the Army Corps of...

Augusta Chronicle: Rising to our defense

October 15, 2014
This editorial page endorsed Sam Olens when he first ran for Georgia attorney general in 2010. His arguments – he is a lawyer, after all – were persuasive. Now, four years later, we’re impressed with Olens’ follow-through. He covered an array of topics when we first sat down with him...

Attorney General Sam Olens Prevails in Lawsuit Defending Open Government

August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014 On August 21, 2014, Judge Robert Adamson ruled in favor of Attorney General Sam Olens in a lawsuit filed in June 2012 against the City of Cumming and Mayor Henry Ford Gravitt for violations of the Open Meetings Act. Judge Adamson ordered the defendants to pay $12,000...

Pfizer to Pay $35 Million to 42 States and Limit Off-Label Use and Promotion of the Immunosuppressive Drug Rapamune®

August 07, 2014
August 7, 2014 Attorney General Sam Olens, along with the the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection and attorneys general from 41 other states, have reached a $35 million settlement with Pfizer Inc., who as parent of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc. agrees to be bound by the judgment, to resolve allegations that...

Lithonia Woman Accused of Fraudulently Obtaining More than $355K from Georgia Medicaid

July 30, 2014
July 30, 2014 On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, a DeKalb County Grand Jury charged Shirley Dorsey, of Lithonia, Ga., with one count of Medicaid Fraud (O.C.G.A. § 49-4-146.1(b)), one count of violating the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) (O.C.G.A. § 16-14-4(a)), one count of Theft by Taking...

Former Secretary For Douglas County DA's Office Indicted

July 25, 2014
July 25, 2014 On July 25, 2014, a Douglas County Grand Jury charged Tammie Agan with 34 counts of False Statements and Writings (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-20) and 24 counts of Theft by Taking (O.C.G.A. § 16-8-2). Ms. Agan is accused of obtaining over $7,000 through the fraudulent billing of the...

Atlanta OB/GYN Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud and Aiding the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

July 18, 2014
July 18, 2014 On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Nathaniel Johnson, of Atlanta, Ga., pled guilty to one felony count of Medicaid Fraud (O.G.G.A. § 49-4-146.1(b)), one felony count of Conspiracy to Defraud the State (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-21) and one felony count of allowing the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine (O.C.G.A. §...

Former Kennesaw Statement Department Head and Associates Charged with Kickback Scheme

July 17, 2014
July 17, 2014 Last week, a Cobb County Grand Jury charged former Kennesaw State University (KSU) employee Gerald Donaldson and his associates Joseph Eto, Ramon Morgan, Don Thomas and Lionel Elder with one count of Racketeering (O.C.G.A. § 16-14-4(a)). Donaldson was charged with one additional count of Racketeering. Donaldson, Elder,...